It’s very late, but I just wanted to give a quick summary of what we will be doing this week.
First, some background information – which I guess isn’t so quick!
As you know, the children have been talking a lot about dreams and are interested in that subject. When we talked about Martin Luther King, we talked about “awake dreams” – how Martin Luther King had a dream for the world – like wishes. (This is a big concept, but we talk and they are catching on.) We then thought about our wishes for the world. They are hanging on the window above the play table near the science area. There are wishes for everybody to be nice (like Frankenstein!), to be friends and hold hands, for no more sickness, to be brave (like Merrida from Brave!), that everyone has good dreams, that everyone gets to have a unicorn, that everyone has food to eat, etc. Last Friday we talked about how we can make our dreams for the world come true. With the common thread, we decided to have a food drive for the Contra Costa Food Bank. (…… You have to be brave to move forward and help out in the world. It is nice to be a good friend to those in need. Having healthy food in their bellies will help children avoid illness, have good dreams, and play and imagine things that children imagine – like unicorns!) Wow, a food drive could solve a lot of problems!
Our food drive will officially start Thursday, as the bins are being delivered some time tomorrow. Tomorrow in our small groups, we will make posters to hang out by the bins, and later tomorrow I will send an email inviting the whole school to join us in our food drive. Please don’t bring any food tomorrow, as we need to get the posters done and everything ready first. Then they will be excited to bring food on Friday – or any time until the 15th of February, when the bins will be picked up. …… We will also read a really fun book tomorrow – a new one that Sarah brought in after the break. They take part in the story – super fun!
Friday we will read The Mitten Tree, a book about acts of kindness. Then we will make paper mittens with dictation about kind things we can do. We will also do a fun activity with our names!
I hope you all are doing well. We have been blowing get well wishes to all of our sick friends – and our lucky friends on vacation!
See you in the morning!